Summary of “Why You Should Have Two Careers”

By committing to two careers, you will produce benefits for both.
In my case, I have four vocations: I’m a corporate strategist at a Fortune 500 company, US Navy Reserve officer, author of several books, and record producer.
The two questions that people ask me most frequently are “How much do you sleep?” and “How do you find time to do it all?”.
My corporate job paycheck subsidizes my record producing career.
With no track record as a producer, nobody was going to pay me to produce his or her music, and it wasn’t money that motivated me to become a producer in the first place – it was my passion for jazz and classical music.
My day job not only afforded me the capital to make albums, but it taught me the skills to succeed as a producer.
A good producer should be someone who knows how to create a vision, recruit personnel, establish a timeline, raise money, and deliver products.
After producing over a dozen albums and winning a few Grammys, record labels and musicians have started to reach out to see if they can hire me as a producer.
While I was in Cuba making an album, one of my clients observed about the dancing musicians, “I’ve never been around people who have so much fun at work.” That my clients have a phenomenal experience only helps me drive revenue at work, so my corporate and recording careers are mutually beneficial.
People wanting to book a musician for a party in New York could find a band on my organization’s website, which would then ask the booker to add a “Tip” which would be allocated to a New Orleans-based charity.

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Summary of “8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.”

If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve - without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives.
There is a growing collective-consciousness that with a lot of work and intention - you can live every moment of your life on your own terms.
If you start every morning putting yourself in a space of gratitude and clarity, you will attract the best the world has to offer, and not get distracted.
If you don’t care about your body, every other aspect of your life will suffer.
Take A Cold ShowerTony Robbins starts every morning by jumping into a 57-degree Fahrenheit swimming pool.
Taking even 15-30 minutes every morning to read uplifting and instructive information changes you.
If you read your long term goals every day you will think about them every day.
If you think about them every day, and spend your days working toward them, they’ll manifest.
A fundamental aspect of that is writing them down and reviewing them every single day.8.
If you take just one step toward you big goals every day, you’ll realize those goals weren’t really far away.

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Summary of “What Gets Stolen From Restaurants? Everything”

Theater, well-designed restaurants turned regular customers into cunning thieves.
In a story on the subject in 2002, the New York Times highlighted several items that had been stolen from notable restaurants.
Restaurant thieves beware: Anything that costs from $1,000 to $3,000 counts as grand larceny.
The celebrity hangout gastropub The Spotted Pig has more things stolen from it than any other restaurant, claims co-owner Ken Friedman.
One night in 2014., the restaurant’s namesake, a 2-foot-long ceramic antique from England, which was chained to the front, was stolen.
The country Italian restaurant Coltivare in the Heights is known for its locavore pizzas and 3,000-square-foot garden, the source for dishes like the Backyard Lettuce and Herb Salad. That guests have walked in and grabbed vegetables and fruit off the vine doesn’t put it in the hall of fame of stolen-from restaurants; what really earned it legend status was when.
At the reopened mega Japanese restaurant Megu, the signature plates are disappearing.
It’s proved relatively easy for someone to slip the plates-used for dishes like Yellowtail Kanzuri and the Matcha Crepe Cake-into a large handbag: The restaurant estimates that about twice a week someone takes one.
Under the category of things that are technically useless outside the restaurant, here’s something interesting: At Underbelly, which celebrates the wildly diverse Houston food scene, the wine list is styled like a comic book with corresponding art and graffitied blurbs.
At the Cal-Italian restaurant Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach, the vibrantly colored, Americana tin salt and pepper shaker cans that hold the checks are routinely taken.

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Summary of “Apple Is Manufacturing a Siri Speaker to Outdo Google and Amazon”

Apple could debut the speaker as soon as its annual developer conference in June, but the device will not be ready to ship until later in the year, the people said.
Introducing a speaker would serve two main purposes: providing a hub to automate appliances and lights via Apple’s HomeKit system, and establishing a bulwark inside the home to lock customers more tightly into Apple’s network of services.
Without compatible hardware, users may be more likely to opt for the Echo or Home, and therefore use streaming music offerings such as Spotify, Amazon Prime Music or Google Play rather than Apple Music.
A speaker may help keep customers loyal to service products such as Apple Music, a subscription music streaming offering that costs $10 per month.
The speaker would likely be tucked into Apple’s “Other Products” category, which currently includes devices like the Apple Watch, Apple TV and AirPods.
Inventec Corp., the Taipei manufacturer that already makes the AirPod wireless headphones, will add the speaker to its Apple repertoire, the people said.
Last year, Apple opened up Siri on the iPhone to the likes of Uber Technologies Inc. and Facebook Inc., allowing a user to order a ride or send a WhatsApp message with a voice command.
An Apple-designed speaker with high-end sound quality that fits perfectly into the Apple ecosystem is a familiar pitch.
In 2006, Apple unveiled the iPod Hi-Fi, a battery powered speaker designed to cast a shadow over the thriving iPod third-party accessory market.
With Siri and a clear hole in its ecosystem, Apple is banking that its second try at a speaker product will do better.

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Summary of “35 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Successful”

If you want the things happy people have, you must be happy to get those things.
If you want things wealthy people have, you must be and live wealthy to have those things.
As a result, I can’t spend 12 or 15 hours a day working like some people.
Most people aren’t moving toward their goals because they prioritize shallow work.
If you don’t enjoy the product of your work, how can you expect other people to?23.
There are people you already know who have information you need.
There are people you already know who can connect you with people you should know.
It’s easy to want other people to do it for you.
You’ll continue copying other people’s work.
Thus, the system was designed only for those who were really in need, not to create a culture of people being supported by others’ labor.

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Summary of “”A Friend of a Friend” Is No Longer the Best Way to Find a Job”

With the introduction of the internet there is no shortage of job listings, leading to a glut of applications.
He interviewed 100 white-collar workers who had switched jobs in the previous five years and discovered that weak ties helped many of them find out about their next job.
In the early 1970s it became clear that the most effective way to find a job through networking was to be in touch with as many weak ties as possible.
If the technologies that help us look for a job have changed in significant ways, I reasoned, it’s likely that the ways we get information about jobs have also changed.
More than 60% of the storytellers reported that someone they had worked with in the past helped them find their next job.
When Granovetter conducted his study, the major challenge in finding a new job was learning that the job existed in the first place.
Nowadays, that’s the easy part: People learn about jobs because they find job ads online, search listings on corporate sites, or are contacted by recruiters.
If no one of color or from a working-class background was hired into an office, there were fewer people to spread the word that the job existed in the first place.
Practically, since recommending someone for a job is such an important part of hiring – and a way people with different backgrounds and perspectives can be excluded from workplaces – it has become a significant ethical decision.
The best way to increase the likelihood of getting the job you want later may be to treat your colleagues well at the one you have now.

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Summary of “Instagram Created a Monster: A No B.S. Guide to What’s Really Going On”

I’m sure many of you have no idea what goes on behind the scenes and I’m sure even fewer of you know that some of us are using Instagram as a business tool to help us make a living.
Instagram became an advertising platform over the last few years, and there are more people spending time on the app than in front of a TV screen today.
These collaborations wouldn’t be possible if I didn’t spend time building a solid portfolio and an engaged following on Instagram.
About a year ago, everything changed in the Instagram sphere! In the old days, Instagram used to work chronologically.
To follow Facebook’s example, Instagram decided to stop that and show posts in a an order “Based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post.”
Some of the big guys on Instagram today have hundreds of thousands of followers because when they were there at the very beginning, they were doing something new, something creative, something ORIGINAL. Today though, forget about that s**t! No one cares about being original anymore! Originality doesn’t beat the algorithm, but what has been seen a million times before apparently does!
A few months after pods started existing, Instagram noticed something was up and rumors went around that they were trying to stop pods So what happened next? People took it to a whole new level, creating a little “Instagram mafia”!
Eventually someone figured out the secret formula to trick the algorithm: if you manage to get high engagement within the first 30 to 45 minutes after you upload a picture on Instagram, then most likely that picture will end up in the Explorer page and it will be seen by tens of thousands of people and it will get THOUSANDS of likes.
Large groups of small and big influencers, feeling threatened by the rumors of Instagram cracking down on pods, got organized: they brought their pods out of Instagram and transferred them to Whatsapp and Facebook group chats.
There’s still a lot of good on Instagram: there are honest Instagrammers that are doing amazing things and earned their way up.

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Summary of “Hell Is Empty And All the Hedge Fund Managers Are At The Bellagio”

Skybridge Capital is-was-the investment firm run by Anthony Scaramucci, the schmooziest man in the hedge fund world, and the conference, which has been running for nearly a decade now, is the capstone of his schmooze-powered empire.
Real hedge fund managers, the ones with the proprietary algorithms and inside sources and secretive trading compounds in Greenwich, shy from the public spotlight; Anthony Scaramucci seeks it out in the way that a vampire seeks blood.
The happy side effect of this is that many of the big hedge fund guys who rarely talk to the press will appear on stage on the SALT Conference to have their egos gently stroked in front of their lesser peers, making the event one of the only times of the year that the press can hear directly from many of the richest financiers in America, all conveniently gathered in one place.
Corzine’s current project is a teeny little hedge fund, but he’ll be back in politics before you know it.
On a more basic level, people attend these things in order to get ideas about how to make more money.
You cannot afford to invest in any of these hedge funds.
There is good reason to be suspicious of the Democrats and other allegedly righteous types who appear at a hedge fund conference.
Anyone can understand these people if you can grasp one thing: When the money gets big enough, finance and economics and politics are all the same thing.
“That’s the reason you’re seeing this populist sentiment. You see it in the U.S. You see it in Europe, where people are fed up with the bureaucracy in Brussels … a lot of people can’t articulate that, necessarily, but they just know intuitively that they’re being prevented from doing something they’d like to do.”
The attendees of the SALT Conference, the absolute winners of the grand American capitalist experiment, are capable of expressing heartfelt concern for the abstract idea of people poorer than them.

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